Layer Like a Pro with Michèle Krusi

Winter is all about creating stylish and functional layers to keep you warm in the colder months. Mind behind the Fashion Fraction blog, Michèle Krusi is a Switzerland-based style blogger known for her eccentric style, layering the most unexpected pieces that might inspire your cold weather dressing. Michèle herself grew up in a tiny hamlet in Switzerland but recently moved closer to Zurich – the “secret capital” of Switzerland – where she works full-time as a graphic designer for an advertising agency. If you wish to layer like a pro, keep on reading to scoop some of her tricks.

Play with volume and proportions.

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Like Michèle, think of balancing your bulky coat with a pair of boot cut pants that will smoothen out your silhouette. Sometimes, an oversized coat will work well with your favorite pair of skinny jeans to bring back that casual bohemian look. Just in case you wish to break some fashion rules by wearing loose with loose, always highlight your waist so it won’t look as wide as your hips. Like Michèle, do the half-tuck style on your oversized checkered sweater with your red skirt so you’ll highlight your midriff strategically.

Wear the lightest layer as your base and heavy layers as your topper.

black shirt with leather jacket and jeans

embroidered jeans with chambray and puffer coat casual outfit with coat

Layering is the perfect way to wear your favorite clothes more often and extend your warm-weather wardrobe in the colder months. Like Michèle, top your lightweight blouse with a leather jacket to make it a bit warmer in the chilly nights, or make your summer chambray shirt appropriate in the colder season by wearing it with a cozy coat. Just a rule of thumb, wear the lightest layer as your base and heavy layers as your topper. If you think your favorite denim-on-denim outfit doesn’t beat the cold, then wear a coat to make everything cozy.

Look eccentric by wearing dresses or skirts with blue jeans.

striped dress with jeans and denim jacket jeans with striped dress and coat casual dress with jeans and winter coat

Sheer tights and leather leggings might be meant to worn with longer tops and dresses, but denim jeans can be a trendy yet eccentric way to get that street style worthy style. Like Michèle, think of wearing your button-down shirt with a winter coat, blue jeans, and sneakers to make your street looks effortlessly cool. To make things intentional, go for midi or even maxi length of dresses and skirts that will look unexpectedly cool with a pair of skinny jeans like Michèle did.

Experiment with scarves.

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A stylish and functional accessory that can double up as layer, scarves can add some creative vibe to your style. Like Michèle, think of wearing your bandana scarf underneath your turtleneck collar to create an eccentric look. Or, think of belting your scarf while wearing it as a traditional scarf that will channel some hippie and bohemian vibe effortlessly. By heeding these tricks, you’ll be able to layer like a pro in the colder months.

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